>The Resurrection Dance Theater from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti will be making a stop in New Bern on September 14th on their fall dance tour and the public is invited to see the performance of this internationally recognized dance troupe made up of orphans, former street children and child slaves in Haiti.
This event, which is sponsored by Hearts With Haiti and Garber United Methodist Church, will be held in Garber’s Morris Hall at 7:00PM. Morris Hall is located at 4202 Country Club Road in Trent Woods.
The troupe uses drumming and dance to vibrantly tell their story and lift up hearts, as they have done all over the United States and Canada, dancing in venues such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music for Dance Africa and for the Pope at World Youth Day in Canada.
This group of 11 dancers and drummers are all from the St. Joseph’s Home for Boys in Haiti. The St. Joseph’s family was hit hard by the earthquake in January, 2010 and two of the homes were severely damaged and are no longer habitable. Although their homes were lost and their lives changed irrevocably, these young dancers have not lost their determination to make a difference. They have sewn new costumes, repaired damaged drums and are now ready to celebrate their “Resurrection from the Rubble” through dance.
Tickets for the performance are $5.00 each and are available through the church office, 252-637-4022. All proceeds from the performance will be donated to the St. Joseph’s Home for Boys to help re-build their home in Haiti. For more information about St. Joseph’s Home for Boys and the Resurrection Dance Theater, please visit the Hearts with Haiti’s website.
Submitted by: Pinkie Moore, Coordinator of Communications for Garber United Methodist Church